Tunisia is a competitive economy open to the world with a good quality of life, great geographical, economic and linguistic proximity with Europe. It has a fast-growing infrastructure, a transparent legal framework with simplified procedures, labor laws as well as fiscal and financial incentive that encourage entrepreneurship.
Tunisia remains a model in the Arab world in promoting the legal and social status of women. A Personal Status Code was adopted shortly after independence in 1956, which, among other things, gave women full legal status (allowing them to run and own businesses, have bank accounts, and seek passports under their own authority)
Tunisia offers one of the highest availability of engineers and scientists and capacity for innovation with more than 65,000 graduates researchers every year.
History of Tunisia
Economy of Tunisia
Tunisia's economy has emerged from rigid state control and is now partially liberalized. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Tunisia's prudent economic policies, coupled with World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) support, favorable climatic conditions for all industries sector.
According to the Global Information Technology Report , published by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Tunisia is ranked N°1 in Africa and 35th on 125 countries using the « Networked Readiness Index » that evaluates the aptitude of a nation to contribute and exploit New Information and Communication Technologies in front of various countries including Italy, Greece, Poland, China and India.
Tunisia has put in place a policy to favor investment and encourage foreign companies in the sector of NICT to develop themselves in the country:
1Tax exemption for 10 years for exporting corporations. After the 11th year, the tax rate is based on 10% of total the corporate profit
2Waiving of company contribution employer's social security contributions for the recruitment of University graduates
3State contribution to the salaries of qualified employees during the first year of employment
The Ministry of Education and Industry also sponsors many advanced R&D programs in order to fund Innovation in Tunisia and promote the intelligent jobs of tomorrow.
Ali DjebouFounder, CEO
Ali founded BebCom in 2008.
He brings over 15 years of technical expertise in RF and Analog technologies. Prior to BebCom, Ali was co-founder and CTO of Desix Technology, a pure play RF and Analog Design Services company. Before that, he held a number of consulting and engineering management positions at Wavecom, Infineon, e2V, Philips/NXP, Alcatel, Atmel and ST Microelectronics where he successfully oversaw the developement of various RF CMOS transceivers ( GSM, DVB-H, DVB-T, WiFi, ISM and UWB).
Ali holds a Master of Science from University Paris XI, Orsay in France
As an advisor, KQ brings extensive experience from the electronics industry on Software, Intellectual Property and Professional Services. He held a variety of Engineering, Sales & Marketing and Management positions in Europe, Middle-East and North America MoSys, Chipidea (acquired by MIPS), Synopsys and Cadence Design Systems.
KQ received a diplôme d'Ingénieur (M.S.) from ESIEE-Paris and completed the INSEAD International Executive Program.
Habib is responsible for BebCom Finance and Administration.
Habib is the GM and owner of Ghodhbane Cabinet which caters the accounting and finance operations for local, onshore and offshore customers. He led various audit missions for private and public companies and oversaw theconstitutions of various companies in Tunisia.
Habib holds a Master in Accounting Management and CE Accounting Review
Mohamed MasmoudiScientific Advisor
Mohamed is a scientific advisor to BebCom and the head of the Research Unit of ENIS (National Engineering School of Sfax).
He is also responsible for the Electronics section of the Electrical Engineering department at ENIS Sfax. His research interests include Microelectronics and Microtechnologies. He is a member and chair of various Technical Program Committees.
He received his Engineering Diploma from ENIS Sfax, in 1985 et obtained his Ph.D. in Microelecronics from the LIRMM (Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics Lab) and in Montpellier, France in 1989.
Fehmi NajjarScientific Advisor
Fehmi is a scientific advisor to BebCom and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tunis El-Manar and the Tunisia Polytechnic School.
He worked as Technical Manager in the Graphic Art industry for 6 years and obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Tunis in 2008. His research interests include MEMS and NEMS, structural dynamics, smart materials, energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, and multi-body dynamics.
He received an Engineering Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Tunis in 1997, and an M.S. in Structural Dynamics from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1998.
IP, System and Design expertise to build great Analog/Mixed Signal RF
BebCom offers the complete range of design skills, expertise in advanced wireless standards, and CMOS/BiCMOS process to design high performance RF. Our work doesn't stop at GDS2 as your business will not be running out of DRC/LVS clean layoutsor simulation runs. Rather we stay fully engaged with you and your partners throughout the silicon prototyping and production phasehelping in the bring up, debug, characterization and taking on any design modifications needed to have a successful chip.
BebCom Software to turn around better Analog/RF faster and with less risk
In the last years, digital verification has outgrown actual SoC design time and the verification flows have gone through major productivity changes. Meanwhile, analog/RF designer is still closer to art: engineers still craft transistors one by one, run simulation almost interactivelyand make visual comparisons of their change results. This makes the fine tuning process tedious, costly and error prone. We have designedthe software tools to boost productivity and track automatically mismatches.